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I found this thread by googling "memtest garbled text" after getting a similar screen to yours. Prime95 would get a rounding error after 8+ hours, which is what led me to testing the RAM. Decided to try to RMA the RAM -- it was worth a shot, right? My replacement arrived from newegg today and it results in the same mess on-screen. It's a different kit than yours, but it is from G.Skill. That's the only thing that gives me hope that it isn't a cpu/motherboard issue.
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I found this thread by googling "memtest garbled text" after getting a similar screen to yours. Prime95 would get a rounding error after 8+ hours, which is what led me to testing the RAM. Decided to try to RMA the RAM -- it was worth a shot, right? My replacement arrived from newegg today and it results in the same mess on-screen. It's a different kit than yours, but it is from G.Skill. That's the only thing that gives me hope that it isn't a cpu/motherboard issue.
it isnt, I sent it in 4 times, tried 2 motherboards, 2 cpus, same stuff, what kit are you running?
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 8-8-8-24 1.5V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

What still gets me is the fact errors=0, but the screen is filled with some text pattern. I've noticed that it happens right between passes, whatever that means. Remnants of the bit fade test???

Has G.SKILL been covering shipping one/both ways? I may try to see if Newegg will just take it back and get something else. I'll be giving up a combo deal, which is why I got this particular set to begin with, but it may worth it to just be done with it.
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it isnt, I sent it in 4 times, tried 2 motherboards, 2 cpus, same stuff, what kit are you running?
run hci memtest, if you have 8 logical cores and 8gb of memory then divide the number of ram by the number of cores and run that many instances of hci memtest...

so for me i run 1000mb of ram in hci memtest with 8 of them opened.... if your ram is faulty it will detect an error...
also run hyper pi 32m and see if you get any errors

If it doesn't then nothing is wrong with your ram.
like this (i only had 6 opened)


That garbled mem test result might be from a bad line of code in the software itself... did you try re-coping it onto a bootable usb?
Edited by badatgames18 - 7/27/11 at 2:18am
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run hci memtest, if you have 8 logical cores and 8gb of memory then divide the number of ram by the number of cores and run that many instances of hci memtest...

so for me i run 1000mb of ram in hci memtest with 8 of them opened.... if your ram is faulty it will detect an error...
also run hyper pi 32m and see if you get any errors

If it doesn't then nothing is wrong with your ram.
like this (i only had 6 opened)


That garbled mem test result might be from a bad line of code in the software itself... did you try re-coping it onto a bootable usb?
its not just garbled for me, it got errors in less than 20 seconds, and prime95 crashed, also I got BSOD's. plus im done messing with this RAM, its been over 2 months, if it was going to work, it would have worked by now.
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600 8-8-8-24 1.5V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

What still gets me is the fact errors=0, but the screen is filled with some text pattern. I've noticed that it happens right between passes, whatever that means. Remnants of the bit fade test???

Has G.SKILL been covering shipping one/both ways? I may try to see if Newegg will just take it back and get something else. I'll be giving up a combo deal, which is why I got this particular set to begin with, but it may worth it to just be done with it.
it would be best to deal with Newegg on this(they might not cover it completely at gskill because you are only on your first kit), though I am sorta confused here because I got garbled text when I ran another kit on my board (1600mhz) but that kit is perfectly fine for my system otherwise. my 2133mhz kit didnt get red errors at 1600mhz, just got the garbled screen as well, sorta confusing...

I dont know why, but gskill doesnt do any testing in the USA on their RAM, when I asked them what was wrong on my first kit they told me they didnt do the testing they, they did it overseas....
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I did run hci memtest x 4, first, and reached over 500% coverage without errors. Then, it was just to make sure, that I tried memtest86. I never got any errors, but the garbled text would appear after a couple passes. Cleared the CMOS, ran it completely stock (not even XMP), only to get the same result. Memtest seems to be a tried and tested program, which is why I assumed there was something wrong with my hardware. Now, I'm not sure what to make of it.
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I also found this thread googling "memtest garbled text".

Did iamnoone ever resolve this issue? I have had 4 BSODs in a month, no pattern to them at all, the error code suggests hardware related. They are infrequent enough to make systematic testing a real PIA.

Memtest results in the same garbled text screen after an hour, but does suggest no errors.

Prime95 runs absolutely fine for 15+ hours.....
hci memtest no errors either.

I still think it's the RAM...just surprised Prime95 is ok. Did anyone confirm that this garbled text is definitely a hardware issue and not buggy software?

Thanks
post #59 of 64
Hi Guys, plaese, let me know how your stories ended...
Is everything ok after replacing RAM?

I've got the same problem with memtest garbled text (2133 MHz Patriot Viper Extreme 2 x 2 x 4 GB on ASUS Maximus IV E-z with i7 3770K).

I've had this computer for over 6 months now and it never worked perfectly, although prime or other stress software didn't show much of a problem.

My previous PC was perfect! And now this computer was the reason I finally switched to mac, after working for over 13 years on PC.

I still would like to use it for gaming, but I had to restart it 3-4 times for Windows to finally start, and now I cannot re-install windows as it crushes during installation!

Hope you can help.
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I experienced garbled text when running memtest and found the problem was caused by the processor (with integrated graphics).

I ran memtest while trying to diagnose why a newly built system wouldn't install or boot any Win OS. Instead the system froze and the display rapidly flashed different colors. By isolating or swapping the system components including RAM and power supply I was able to narrow the problem to the mobo or the i5-3470 processor with integrated graphics. When booting the Bootable Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool at http://www.tcsscreening.com/files/users/IPDT_LiveUSB/index.html the icons on the Fedora desktop were scrambled along with menu text, making any text impossible to read. The system froze as above when I installed an old PCI graphics card.

A replacement processor fixed the problem.
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